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Feldman Gallery + Project Space Hosts Works from New York’s Printed Matter

Release date: 03/21/11

PORTLAND, OR – March 21, 2010 – Pacific Northwest College of Art is pleased to present Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter, curated by AA Bronson, in the Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space. This exhibition “reading room” presents artist books, editions and ephemera that represent the organization’s history.

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Successful Benefit Art Auction Raises $130,000 for PNCA Student Scholarships

Release date: 02/23/11

Portland, OR—February 23, 2011—Pacific Northwest College of Art is pleased to announce that the third annual Benefit Art Auction with Bonhams & Butterfields at The Nines Hotel raised $130,000 for student scholarships at PNCA.

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PNCA Announces Miller Challenge Grant, in Support of PNCA’s Programs and Scholarships

Release date: 02/18/11

Portland, OR–February 18, 2011–Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has received a Challenge Grant of $100,000 over two years from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. The Challenge is in support of new and increased gifts to the annual fund through general support, as well as gifts through the College’s Gala.

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Museum of Contemporary Craft Announces New Grants to Launch 75th Anniversary Exhibition Celebration

Release date: 02/11/11

PORTLAND, OR – February 11, 2011 – Museum of Contemporary Craft was recently awarded several major grants as it prepares to launch its 75th anniversary celebration with the retrospective exhibition, Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow on March 17, 2011.

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PNCA Welcomes Environmental Activist Derrick Jensen to Deliver 2011 Alfred Edelman Lecture

Release date: 02/02/11

PORTLAND, OR – February 2, 2011 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) welcomes award-winning author, environmentalist and anarcho-primitivist Derrick Jensen to deliver the 2011 Edelman Lecture on Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 pm. Jensen’s narratives question the sustainability of our modern industrial civilization and suggest a radical return to communal agrarian life.

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Feldman Gallery + Project Space Hosts Exhibition Curated by PICA’s Kristan Kennedy

Release date: 12/07/10

PORTLAND, OR – December 7, 2010 – Pacific Northwest College of Art is pleased to present Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death. in the Feldman Gallery + Project Space, an exhibition curated by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Visual Art Curator, Kristan Kennedy. Featuring work by international artists Amy Bessone, Grant Barnhart, Kaye Donachie, Merlin James, Tala Madani, Elena Pankova and Norbert Schwontkowski, Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death. offers a contemporary look at figurative painting styles.

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PNCA Launches MFA in Collaborative Design

Release date: 12/06/10

December 6, 2010 – PORTLAND, OR – PNCA introduces its newest graduate program, the Master of Fine Arts in Collaborative Design, to commence in the Fall 2011 semester.

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MoCC Curator Namita Gupta Wiggers Named Trustee of American Craft Council

Release date: 10/20/10

October 20, 2010 – Portland, OR – Museum of Contemporary Craft is pleased to announce the appointment of curator Namita Wiggers to the American Craft Council Board of Trustees, a significant affiliation as the Museum approaches its 75th anniversary.

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Feldman Gallery to Host Jungjin Lee’s Wind

Release date: 10/13/10

PORTLAND, OR – October 13, 2010 – The Feldman Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of Art is pleased to present Wind, an exhibition of photographic works by Korean artist Jungjin Lee.

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Pacific Northwest College of Art Announces Successful Close of College’s First Comprehensive Capital

Release date: 09/23/10

September 23, 2010 – PORTLAND, OR – The Board of Governors of Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has announced that the first comprehensive fundraising campaign in the College’s history will close at the end of September, exceeding its $32 million goal.

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George Johanson ’50 Lectures Amid His Life’s Work

Release date: 09/21/10

September 21, 2010 – PORTLAND, OR – 
Pacific Northwest College of Art is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of works by PNCA alumnus and faculty emeritus George Johanson ‘50. Seven Decades of Painting debuts a new painting entitled Waiting for the Parade (2010) together with a retrospective of works that span his career

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ZGF Sponsorship to Shape Design Initiatives at PNCA

Release date: 06/23/10

PORTLAND, OR – June 23, 2010 – Pacific Northwest College of Art is pleased to announce a new partnership with ZGF Architects LLP as part of its Centennial Campaign for PNCA+FIVE, a $32 million effort to raise funds for capital, public exhibitions, scholarships and endowment. The campaign, now in its final phase, has raised more than $31 million to date.

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Pendleton Woolen Mills’ John P. Bishop Elected President of MoCC Board of Directors

Release date: 06/18/10

PORTLAND, OR – June 18, 2010 – Museum of Contemporary Craft is pleased to announce the appointment of John P. Bishop as the new President of the Board of Directors.

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Feldman Gallery to Host Collaborations & Dialogues

Release date: 06/01/10

PORTLAND, OR – June 1, 2010 – The Feldman Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of Art is proud to present an exhibition of selected prints from the collection of art patron and collector Jordan Schnitzer.

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PNCA Spring 2010 Commencement to Advance 86 Graduates and Grant Two Honorary Degrees

Release date: 05/18/10

PORTLAND, OR — May 18, 2010 — Pacific Northwest College of Art will proudly confer degrees to the graduating class of 2010 at the Commencement Ceremony to be held on May 23 at Tiffany Center.

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PNCA’s 8th Annual Gala “Constellation of Creativity” Soars Beyond Forecasted Goals

Release date: 05/10/10

PORTLAND, OR—May 10, 2010—On Saturday, May 8, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) held its 8th annual Gala, coined by Portland Monthly as the “swingingest art party in Portland!”

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Museum of Contemporary Craft Awarded Largest Exhibition Grants in 73 Year History

Release date: 04/22/10

PORTLAND, OR—April 22, 2010—Museum of Contemporary Craft (MoCC) is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded the two largest exhibition grants in the institution’s history.

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PNCA Embraces the Hybrid-Moving Image and Launches New Contemporary Animated Arts Program

Release date: 04/08/10

PORTLAND, OREGON – April 8, 2010 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce that the College has approved a new Contemporary Animated Arts BFA program, the first of its kind in the United States, to begin in the Fall 2010 semester.

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Pacific Northwest College of Art Presents Internationally Respected Journalists and Design Critics

Release date: 03/17/10

Portland, OR–March 17, 2010–Pacific Northwest College of Art is proud to host internationally respected journalists and design critics, Julie Lasky and Ernest Beck, who will visit Portland as part of the PNCA/Cyan PDX Cultural Residency Program. During their visit, Lasky and Beck will participate in three public events including a Bright Lights Discussion in collaboration with Portland Monthly; 3BY10 Series with the IDSA Oregon Chapter/Art Institute of Portland and a Personal Design in Green Space celebration at Cyan PDX.

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Feldman Gallery + Project Space Hosts The Great Recession with New Work by Michael Mandiberg

Release date: 03/16/10

PORTLAND, OREGON – March 16, 2010 – PNCA hosts The Great Recession, an exhibition of new work by Michael Mandiberg, exploring the psychic implications of this most recent burp by the American economy, late capitalism, gold hoarding and the end of an empire. Mandiberg employs thematically linked sculptures, videos and images to investigate these issues that are so prevalent in modern life.

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Museum of Contemporary Craft explores relationship between craft and the Land Art Movement

Release date: 03/03/10

PORTLAND, OR—MARCH 3, 2010—Through this exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Craft asks “What is the relationship between craft and the Land Art Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s?”

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PNCA Announces Affiliation with Princess Grace Foundation

Release date: 03/02/10

PORTLAND, OREGON – March 2, 2010 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce that the College was recently appointed to nominate undergraduate students for the Princess Grace Film Award, joining the company of Cal Arts, Bard, Brown, Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia, Stanford, Tisch NYU, and RISD.

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PNCA Welcomes Alan M. Kapuler Ph.D. to Deliver 2010 Alfred Edelman Lecture

Release date: 02/16/10

PORTLAND, OR – February 16, 2010 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is proud to present molecular biologist and public domain plant breeder Alan M. Kapuler Ph.D., to deliver the 2010 Edelman Lecture on Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 pm. Kapuler is the President of Peace Seeds and the Co-Founder and retired Research Director of Seeds of Change, one of the world’s leading providers of organic seeds.

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Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Awards Museum of Contemporary Craft $40,000 Grant

Release date: 02/02/10

PORTLAND, OR – February 10, 2010 – Museum of Contemporary Craft is pleased to announce that the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation awarded the Museum with a $40,000 Arts and Culture Grant. The grant supports Museum of Contemporary Craft’s integration with the Pacific Northwest College of Art by providing funds to build capacity in the areas of fundraising, audience development, and memberships.

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PNCA and Etsy Join Forces to Support and Advocate for the DIY|Craft Movement in Pacific Northwest

Release date: 02/04/10

PORTLAND, OR – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and Etsy.com today announce their intentions to develop an ongoing relationship to foster opportunities and offer support for the local Do-It-Yourself craft community. This new relationship — the first ongoing commitment for Etsy with a school of art and design — seems appropriate in Portland, Oregon, nationally recognized as the hub of American DIY youth culture enriched by PNCA’s vibrant student body and alumni community.

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